Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy new year's pay raise for most county officials and staff, probably

Picking your pocket is only fair,
after all look at all we do for you
Daily News/Bonnie Eslinger, Staff, 1/1/14.  "More raises could be in store for San Mateo County's top elected officials."

San Mateo County's top elected officials recently received a 3 percent raise and may see more in 2014.   ....  Vice President Dave Pine, who is expected to be promoted to president on Jan. 7, said before the vote that he wanted to review salary and benefit data from comparable counties to see whether the pay bump was warranted. He noted that "the board can revisit these salaries, so this is really a floor." 

....  Elected department heads are entitled to the same pay bumps that non-elected department heads receive. A 3 percent increase was approved in November for workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union as well as for unrepresented management, attorney and confidential employees. Those groups make up about 70 percent of the county's workforce.   Read article. 

Note:  photograph from The single files.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

"Elected department heads are entitled to the same pay bumps that non-elected department heads receive"

The fox is watching the hen house. They need to change this so elected officials only get a raise if they save taxpayers money, not spend more of it.

Anonymous said...

Is Pacifica's City Manager's pay still tied to how much department heads get paid? The same city manager that's in charge of negotiating said wages?

Anonymous said...

While we bash the city employee, let us not forget that our very own elected city council approves all union contracts and provisions therein. They're gettin' theirs. Picture a trough with a crowd of familiar faces all around.
Welcome to America!

Hutch said...

That girl may be picking his pocket but that dude is picking her arse